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How Banding Works

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Tree Banding is a mechanical barrier that is fitted to the tree. The flightless moths must climb the tree to lay their eggs. The band is designed to force the bug to crawl over it, not underneath. We use a non-toxic adhesive, Tanglefoot. It is applied in a timed manner allowing it to be in place for more than 95% of the migration period. There are a number of methods used and ‘acceptable’, however some methods are more effective than others. The material we use is the most ‘green technology’ possible.

Our bands are the tightest, most weather resistant bands available. They are completely sealed on both sides. This design prevents squirrels (we have also found mice, roaches, spiders, snakes, etc.)from getting into them customers bands which we found when we were asked to remove them for new customers. We remove all of our bands FREE OF CHARGE, starting in April. Leaving the band on over extended periods of time is as destructive to the tree as the Canker Worms can be! Insects and mold can devastate the tree as well as leave a long lasting ring around the trunk.

Commercial Clients

City of Charlotte
City of Rock Hill, SC
Town of Matthews
Selwyn Park HOA
Coventry Woods HOA
Montibello HOA
Eastway-Sheffield HOA
Brightmoor HOA
Madison Park HOA
Mecca Properties
Hawthorne Properties
Churches, historical sites, cemeteries and Real Estate Agencies
Bojangles Arena

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They are sometimes called inch worms or loopers. Cankerworm larvae spin “silken threads” that allow them to:

escape predators
be blown by the wind to other trees
drop to the ground and burrow into the soil when full grown


The eggs of both the fall and the spring cankerworm species hatch in spring and turn into larvae. Cankerworm larvae are light green to brownish-green, often with a darker stripe down the back.

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